Performance of the COD statistical packet multiplexor using optical loss compensation

H. G. Rao*, A. L. Kellner, J. T. Tsai, R. L. Cruz, P. K.L. Yu


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Optically transparent time-division multiplexors and switches can be used to create terabit packet-switched networks. Cascaded Optical Delay (COD) multiplexors are modular, buffered 2:1 statistical packet multiplexors built from "smart" crossbars and fiber delay lines. We have implemented the fundamental unit of COD multiplexors, a memoryless 2:1 packet multiplexor. It accepts fixed-length packets. It is designed to handle slotted and unslotted traffic, so it does not require network synchronization. This multiplexor has been built using off-the-shelf components. We demonstrate its switching characteristics for 340 ns packets, as well as present its measured packet loss rate. It can be used to make larger, buffered multiplexors with improved packet loss rates. We present the statistical insertion loss distribution associated with buffered COD multiplexors. Furthermore, we outline a method of optical loss compensation which eliminates the insertion loss distribution.

頁(從 - 到)2-10
期刊Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
出版狀態已發佈 - 1996
事件All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control and Network Issues II - Boston, MA, 美国
持續時間: 1996 11月 201996 11月 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子、光磁材料
  • 凝聚態物理學
  • 電腦科學應用
  • 應用數學
  • 電氣與電子工程


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